400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles, says charityRuth Mabhiza
400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles, says charity
Not smoking, cutting down on alcohol and having a healthier diet could all reduce the risk of developing the disease.
More than 1,000 cancer cases are diagnosed each day
Healthier lifestyles could mean almost 150,000 fewer cases of cancer in the UK each year, a charity has said.
The World Cancer Research Fund found that in 2017, the last year for which there are fully collated figures, 366,303 cases of cancer were diagnosed – more than 1,000 people a day.
Other factors include cutting down on red and processed meat, avoiding too much sun and breastfeeding where possible.
Susannah Brown, head of research interpretation at WCRF, said: “When we hear the word cancer, we often think of it as something inevitable that can’t be avoided.